• One man's 21-year protest to take down a Confederate monument - and force his Texas town to face its racist legacy

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Willie Hudspeth in the spot where the monument once stood, with a picture from from one of his many protests.
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    Willie Hudspeth protested the Confederate monument in his Texas town, almost every Sunday, for 21 years.
    In June 2020 - one month after the killing of George Floyd - the monument finally came down.
    Hudspeth's vigils inspired a reckoning about Denton's past, including the forced relocation of the once-thriving Black community known as Quakertown.
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